Category: Construction Health & Safety

Stress Rises to Become Most Prevalent Work Illness

Work related stress has climbed to its highest rate in at least 16 years, according to statistics published by the Health & Safety Executive. Against a background of little year-to-year change in overall rates of occupational ill health, the proportion of people who reported experiencing working-related stress, depression or anxiety last year rose by 7%

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Stressed Out Workers Merit Leniency On Manslaughter

Individuals convicted of gross negligence manslaughter should face less severe punishment if stressful working conditions contributed to their actions, or if their employer’s procedures were inadequate, the Sentencing Council has been told. The suggestions, from the Law Society and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) respectively, were submitted to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on a new

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